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Learning to appreciate the new me post cancer

There are days I feel guilty. Like, really guilty. I feel as though now that my cancer journey should be behind me and I should be happy and moving forward, I can’t just yet. There is still a lot of healing to do – mentally AND emotionally.

Aug. 21, 2017 | by Adriana Lombardo

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This is why staying optimistic is the best treatment for cancer

Cancer is nothing anyone wants to deal with, but it’s not worth looking at in a negative light. You can’t change a diagnosis, but you can fight it with treatment and a good attitude.

Aug. 16, 2017 | by Georgia Gables

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Changing our perspective on cancer: In memory of Karen Zeppa Coyne

Karen Zeppa Coyne was a champion for living a fulfilling life with cancer.

Aug. 9, 2017 | by Facing Cancer Together

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Everything does not happen for a reason - especially cancer

It's problematic that we think we have any type of grasp or control over the outcome of anything let alone a potential life-threatening, rogue disease.

Aug. 4, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah Jane

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Allow yourself an identity that isn't about cancer: In memory of Catherine Brunelle

On behalf of women and their families impacted by cancer and its treatment, dear friend Catherine, you will live on in our hearts forever. 

Aug. 2, 2017 | by Facing Cancer Together

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This is what I kept in my chemo bag

These are things I always made sure to pack and keep on-hand – not only for chemo, but during my period of treatment whenever I stepped out.

July 28, 2017 | by Adriana Lombardo

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'I've walked in their shoes:' How a cancer diagnosis made this B.C. woman a better nurse

Kelley Adamson, a nurse in Surrey, B.C., thought she was able to empathize with her cancer patients – until she was diagnosed with the disease herself.

July 17, 2017 | by Larissa Cahute

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My first steps forward after being diagnosed with breast cancer

Your first step is to give yourself permission to experience and express all of the emotions affecting you. There is no right or wrong way to feel after a cancer diagnosis, so take your emotions one day at a time and accept them as they come.

July 13, 2017 | by Georgia Gables

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This is what comforted me during cancer treatment

Today I'd like to talk about some of the things that were a comfort to me during my cancer treatments. I will go through some of the categories that are particularly difficult for cancer patients and talk about what within them helped get me through.

July 7, 2017 | by Ashlinn Sarah Jane

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How to make chemo manageable

I've come to realize that chemo would be so extremely different if I wasn't surrounded by the people who constantly make me smile and laugh.

June 29, 2017 | by Lindsey Finkelstein

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